The Organization has 54 field offices around the world. Its headquarters are located in Paris, France.
Its mission is to contribute to the building of peace, the eradication of poverty, sustainable development and intercultural dialogue through education, the sciences, culture, communication and information.
The Organization focuses, in particular, on two global priorities, Africa and Gender equality, and supports the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted at the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly, through all its programmes.
The Brookings Institution and the Global Partnership Education (GPE) will collaborate with the Network on Education Quality Monitoring in the Asia-Pacific (NEQMAP) at UNESCO Bangkok to explore the implications of the 21st century skills agenda for assessment. This will be a continuation of UNESCO Bangkok’s previous research in the area of 21st century skills or transversal competencies, the findings and recommendations of which was shared at the annual research and policy symposium hosted by the Brookings Institution in early April 2017.